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“Simple, calm fresh food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meze

Meze
Ranked #386 of 1,173 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Simple, calm fresh food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Located in a quite suburban center, the restaurant and shop deli are a stroke of genius.

The deli carries traditional Greek delicacies , Greek yogurt , the sakoulas (strained) thick as mud And that favorite Cypriot cheese halomi , scratch made baked foods are on offer.

The restaurant offerings are straight out a traditional Greek taverna. Green Beans , lentils, fassolather, kebabs, gyros, are to mention a few. Good Greek coffee to.

The dishes may be considered simple fare. But never underestimate the taste of well made fresh food. Add to that the labour of love that is real cooking. You have the makings of what I consider an exceptional food experiences ..

The exceptionality of the food lies in the simplicity of how it's made. As if the secrets of the dishes have been handed down by Dionysus .

The restaurant is alive with voice, laughter,the slap of backgammon tiles racing to the rumble of the dice. The smell of food and coffee in the air..

Bravo to Meze Emporium , the spirit of food is alive and well.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Buzzard101
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  • English first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fabulous home cooked Greek Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Authentic home cooked Greek food. I have passed there a couple of times late in the afternoon to get a home cooked meal to take home for my family. We tried the pastitsio, soutzoukakia, gemista, oven cooked lemon chicken and the moussaka. All were the real thing at very good value. I even spotted some avgolemono soup to take away. The deli next door has most goods a Greek kitchen may need. From excellent olive oil, olives, cheeses, wine vinegar to baklava and olive pies which are always fresh. Good Greek coffee too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bluestraggler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Vibrant 'bit of Greece' home-made food in local shopping square Senderwood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Meze is not a taverna, nor is it a cafe. It has a large outside area where most of the many patrons will be Greek. The hot foods like pastitsio, soudsoukakia, gemista, kleftiko, fassolada, moussaka and other traditional foods are delicious and better than home-made. Their giro and souvlakia in pita are also extremely popular particularly amongst the youngsters. The desserts like homemade ice cream, baklava or yoghurt, honey and nuts are yummy and if you wish to finish your meal off with a greek coffee or frappe on a hotter day, they are made to perfection.
This is a delicious wholesome meal for an extremely reasonable price - particularly for a Greek venue. The staff are friendly and fairly efficient although the managing staff are quite vigilant.
They also have a smaller deli selling all sorts of greek delicacies, many of which are imported, as well as fresh bread and wonderful pies ranging from halloumopita to eliopites.
It is not a very trendy or classy place but it has clean lines, brilliant food and if you enjoy listening to lots of greek you will feel right at home.
It is only open during the day and not on a Sunday.
If you are planning on celebrating Greek easter with all the trimmings, they make the red eggs, easter bread and biscuits which are as good as Yiayia makes.
Very good value for money and if you do not like the venue, you can always take the food as takeaways

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank SouthAfricaConcerned
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